The hunters’ saint

This summer, the anniversary celebrated in St Julian's relates to the establishment of the parish

St Julian’s is always inventing some noisy “anniversary” to celebrate, either of its band club or its patron saint. This summer, the anniversary relates to the establishment of the parish. It includes monotonous processions through the streets with the kitschy statue of St Julian, the legendary patron saint of hunters.

The statue depicts St Julian as an androgynous male with long, wavy auburn hair, dressed in a gaudily embroidered ‘Roman soldier’s’ tunic and with gold boots to match – the ultimate “macho” saint!

John Guillaumier

St Julian’s